Hi, nice to meet you. On the outside, we may seem nice and cheery but on the inside, we hate our life.
Please don't mess things up that are clearly folded correctly or placed somewhere specific. Please do not bring loud screaming children into the store and continue to let them run freely around the store ruining things.
We enjoy you coming into the store but if you aren't going to buy anything then stop ruining our conversion of sales to people entering the store. Our displays are set up very meticulously so please don't ruin them or ask us to take things off mannequins unless you really know for sure you're going to buy it.
Understand that we don't always have the answers to your questions even though we work there, and technical difficulties occur a lot more than you may think. Stop leaving your Starbucks coffee cups everywhere in the store, throw them away and not in our small garbages.
Yes, that size you need 3 days before Christmas isn't going to be sent to your house before Christmas comes. Not even if you do expedited shipping. No, you can't use coupons on storewide sales and I can't adjust the price because it lays funny on the hanger.
I looked 3 times for your damn sweater and I can't find any in the back or on the floor so stop insisting we have one, WE DONT.
Stop talking on the phone about your Christmas plans to aunt Sally and hang up when we ring you up. It's just rude.
Learn to stay on the proper side of the walkway and don't deviate from it or everyone is going to get mad at you.
Trying on 19474829101 things because you need cute pics but don't buy them and don't fix them before leaving them in the dressing room isn't fun. Especially when we have the most traffic in the year, we have a lot of clothes to put back that you ruined.
I'm sorry I can't get to you right away but being understaffed with a ratio of 15-1 doesn't exactly work for us.
Stop calling the store every 2 hours to see if we have a new product in, chances are we don't. By the way, we also don't have much stuff this time of year because we have so many customers buying things.
Do NOT return items that you bought online back to the store, why would you do that anyway? In the midst of us being busy we can't just re-sensor and refold or rehang the 26 items you decided to buy all at once and hated 15 of them. There is a reason a return label comes with the order or can be found online. Shocking right? Besides, it's easier and quicker to do that anyways.
So, that's my "so now you know" informational message to shoppers during the holidays and beyond. Be kind and don't be an idiot when shopping. Think about how others feel.